January 24 - 26, 2023 | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Millionaires don't dream.
They plan.

IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN YOU

What is R.O.I: The Millionaire Summit?

Three days of business education, networking, and action-inspiring speakers.

Design your learning track with workshops, presentations, and keynotes.

Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Three days of business education, networking, and action-inspiring speakers.

Design your learning track with workshops, presentations, and keynotes.

Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto  Rico.

Return On Innovation Investment  Ideas Independence Inspiration Imagination Intention

R.O.I. (return on investment) calculates how much you get in comparison to how much you put in.

There is an R.O.I. to everything in life — whether it’s time, money, or energy spent.

Here at Hello Seven, we realize that R.O.I. doesn’t fully capture the journey of an entrepreneur. As business owners, we wear many hats and put so much into our work and lives that “investment” doesn’t even scratch the surface. We unearth ideas, find independence, uncover inspiration, spark imagination. Whatever it is, it becomes individual to each of us.

But what investments should we prioritize? Where do we start? How do we find our “i”?

Enter R.O.I: The Millionaire Summit. A first of its kind Hello Seven event focused on leveling up our investments in business and life to yield the highest reward.

Network with Millionaires and me, Rachel Rodgers

This is a meet-and-greet for millionaires—and millionaires in the making.

Proximity is power. Meet fellow entrepreneurs, network, and brainstorm together. We’re bringing We Should All Be Millionaires to life – in real life – through three days of action, learning, connection and celebration, fit for a Shmillionaire.

WHO's On the guest list?

  • Entrepreneurs from every field: finance, design, publishing, retail, food, education, coaching, law, and beyond.
  • Angel investors looking for their next project (maybe it’s you).
  • People at all stages of the wealth journey—from “just getting started” to “earning $100k” to “making millions.” 
  • Your next business bestie, collaborator, and client.

IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN YOU

Look Who's Talking...

Meet fellow entrepreneurs, network, brainstorm together. This is a meet-and-greet for millionaires—and millionaires in the making.

At ROI you will experience ...

  • 4 Keynote Presentations
  • 16 Breakout Sessions
  • 4 Education Tracks
  • 3  Fireside Chats
  • 4 Live Podcast Studio Recordings
  • 3 days and nights of  connection with Shmillies, thought leaders, and fellow entrepreneurs
  • Brain Dates
  • Mentor Meetups

Experience the money-making magic of

  • Money Church IRL
  • Study Hall
  • Shmillie Sermons

And be our guest for

  • Money Moves Dance Party
  • Million-Dollar Wins Ceremony
  • Millionaire Dinner

In Just 3 Days...

You can transform your future forever by investing in you.

  • Supercharge the growth of your current business, or launch a new one, to grow to seven figures in annual revenue.
  • Increase your income and accumulated wealth above and beyond where you see it now.
  • Connect with BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and women business leaders – just like you – to hear their stories and learn from their experiences.
  • Gather with members of the Hello Seven community, Hello Seven Team, and Hello Seven Coaches in person to network, high-five, and end Zoom fatigue.
  • Get the hard work done to get your business set up for success for the rest of 2023.

What to Expect

Get Inspired

Meet world-class speakers who share how they made their first million, the challenges they overcame, and how you can do the same.

Connect with your Squad

During breakfast, lunch, cocktail hour, and while restaurant hopping in San Juan, mingle with diverse entrepreneurs. Meet a new friend, collaborator, or client.

Make Moves

Drop into a coworking session to get important tasks done.

Quiet zone (no chatting) where you can write a newsletter, brainstorm podcast episode topics, map out your 2023 business plan, or whatever money moves you need to make.

Break Through Your Blocks

We’ll have study halls, shared meals, and inspiring sessions built to help you manage your mindset.

Million Dollar Mind: activated.

Work and Play

Close to the conference venue, you’ll find spas, museums, shops, beaches, and more.

We have designed the schedule with plenty of space to enjoy the island with your new business besties. 

Choose Your Own

Adventure

All summit sessions will be guided by four tracks: marketing, money, operations, and offers. Each of these tracks represent broader topics that each entrepreneur needs to master on their journey as a business owner

Marketing

Get clear on your message, craft an unforgettable brand story, and take action to call in your dream clients.

Money

Maximize your earning potential, bring more cash in the door every month, and make Million Dollar Decisions in real-time.

OPERATIONS

Learn how to build a sustainable business that lasts with a strong team, manageable projects and maximum productivity.

OFFERS

Create your next Million Dollar Offer by learning from top entrepreneurs on the most scaleable products, programs and services to build in 2023.

IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN YOU

The Schedule

All summit sessions will be guided by five tracks: marketing, money, operations, offers, and mindset. Each of these tracks represent broader topics that entrepreneurs will need to become experts in on their journey as a business owner.

While our mainstage sessions will feature keynotes and fireside chats with our headline speakers, our specialized tracks will guide more targeted conversations within breakout sessions, giving each attendee the opportunity to dig in a bit deeper where they want and need to

All Exclusively in Beautiful

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Soak in the sunshine, grab a mojito, and savor the music, food, and Caribbean vibes at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

  • Stunning architecture
  • 12,800 sq foot outdoor terrace with an ocean view
  • Air conditioning
  • Disability access
  • High-speed Internet
  • Lobby lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • 15 meeting rooms

What They're Saying...

Your Ticket To

R.O.I. The Millionaire Summit

Includes:

3 days of presentations, coaching, coworking, and networking in sun-kissed Puerto Rico.

Prep work (before the event) to get you ready for your R.O.I.

Bomb swag waiting for you upon arrival.

Millionaire notebook and pen to write down all those genius $$$ ideas.

Breakfast, lunch and snacks each day plus coffee, water and tea.

New friends, new clients, new attitude, new money-making ideas, new level!

Get Your Ticket

Your ticket to ROI: The Millionaire Summit includes:

30 days free trial of We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club (New Club members only)

3 days of education and inspiration in sun-kissed Puerto Rico

A choose-your-own-adventure experience with more than 24 sessions to choose from, where nothing is mandatory and everything is optional. (Pick the activities you want to do. Skip what you don't.)

Opening reception on Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Breakfast, lunch, and supper club on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Lunch and closing dance party on Thursday, January 26, 2023

New friends, new attitude, new money-making ideas, new level!

Your ticket is $2495 $1995 USD.

Take advantage of $500 off your general admission ticket for a Limited Time

R.O.I. is going to be the event you talk about all year long!

Get your R.O.I. ticket now!

Payment plans available for all admission levels.

  I Want VIP
  I Want vVIP

... or upgrade to the VIP Experience featuring:

Private off-site reception with the speakers, Hello Seven leadership, and Hello Seven coaches — on Tuesday night, exclusive to VIP and VVIP guests

Priority access to Hello Seven leadership + coaches for braindates, our 1-1 meeting offering

Dedicated check-in lines at the convention center and reserved seating for mainstage sessions

Access to a dedicated VIP lounge at the conference, including dedicated service, refreshments and exclusive networking opportunities

Your VIP ticket is $4995 USD.

Get Your Ticket

Your ticket to ROI: The Millionaire Summit includes:

30 days free trial of We Should All Be Millionaires: The Club

3 days of education and inspiration in sun-kissed Puerto Rico

A choose-your-own-adventure experience with more than 24 sessions to choose from, where nothing is mandatory and everything is optional. (Pick the activities you want to do. Skip what you don't.)

Opening reception on Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Breakfast, lunch, and supper club on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Lunch and closing dance party on Thursday, January 26, 2023

New friends, new attitude, new money-making ideas, new level!

Your ticket is $2495 $1995 USD.

Take advantage of $500 off your general admission ticket for a Limited Time

R.O.I. is going to be the event you talk about all year long!

Get your R.O.I. ticket now!

Payment plans available for all admission levels.

  I Want VIP
  I Want vVIP

... or upgrade to the VIP Experience featuring:

Private off-site reception with the speakers, Hello Seven leadership, and Hello Seven coaches — on Tuesday night, exclusive to VIP and VVIP guests

Priority access to Hello Seven leadership + coaches for braindates, our 1-1 meeting offering

Dedicated check-in lines at the convention center and reserved seating for mainstage sessions

Access to a dedicated VIP lounge at the conference, including dedicated service, refreshments and exclusive networking opportunities

Your VIP ticket is $4995 USD.

FAQ

In-person! It’s happening in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In the business world, R.O.I. means “return on investment.”
At this conference, we invite you to think about what kind of R.O.I. you desire most.

Aside from the obvious (generating more money!), what else do you want to call into your life?

Perhaps it’s greater independence, inspiration, imagination…or something else. Whatever you want, we want to help you get it.

Yes, yes, and yes.

At this conference, we welcome business owners of all experience levels.

You have a full-time job but want to start your own business? Join us.

You’ve been freelancing for two years and you’re ready to level up and double your income? Get in here!

You’re a CEO and founder with a team of 15 people and curious about finding an investor or learning the latest cutting-edge marketing techniques? You belong in this room.

You’ll find something for everyone at R.O.I.

Each guest has something to offer and something to learn. We can all inspire one another in different ways.

Everything at R.O.I. is optional. You’re welcome to attend as many (or few) activities as you want.

In addition to presentations at R.O.I., we give you co-working time — quiet time to think, plan, write, update your website, craft pitches, send emails, and check important things off your list. You won’t just listen to speakers all day long. We give you space to get things done.

We also encourage you to take advantage of the wellness sessions (a great time to exhale and center your mind) and explore the surrounding area: shops, beaches, and more.

Your ticket to attend R.O.I.: The Millionaire Summit costs $2,495 USD.

What additional expenses are not included with the ticket?

Your ticket does not include:
– Flight to get to/from Puerto Rico
– Place to stay overnight/hotel accommodations
– Ground transportation to/from the event

Yes. If you’re self-employed and live in the US, the cost of your R.O.I. ticket (and any related travel expenses: airfare, hotel, etc.) are likely to be a tax-deductible business expense.

Why? Because R.O.I. provides training to “maintain or improve skills you need in your trade or business” (to quote the IRS).

Categorize your R.O.I. ticket as an “education expense,” “professional training,” or “professional membership/association dues.”

Double-check with your tax preparer to make sure this can be a deduction for you. In most instances, it will be.

MINIMAL. We prioritize the voices of those who have been historically excluded. You’re welcome!

Please email info@helloseven.co. Thank you.

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Troy Millings

CO-FOUNDER - EARN YOUR LEISURE

Troy Millings was born in the home of Hip Hop, the South Bronx. From an  early age, music influenced his education. His keen memory and ability to  memorize lyrics translated into memorizing historical facts, equations, and  literature. Those two passions would later mold the educator he is today. 

He taught for 16 years, beginning his teaching career in NYC Dept. of  Education to most recently the CSD of New Rochelle.

In the midst of teaching, Troy led Operations Crossroads as Program Director, a summer youth program designed for students at the secondary level of education. The purpose of the program is to introduce students to financial literacy through culturally responsive education while providing them with opportunities to gain work experience through summer internships in career fields of their choice.

Realizing there was a need to expand financial literacy education outside of the traditional classroom setting, Troy and life-long friend Rashad Bilal came together to start an educational platform called Earn Your Leisure. Today, Earn Your Leisure has grown into one of the top business platforms in the world with its own podcast network, a top business podcast under its own network, and an online educational platform.

Earn Your Leisure is a revolutionary media platform which gives rise to emerging and established content creators from the world of business, finance, and entrepreneurship whose perspective, expertise and in-depth insight has been undervalued and overlooked. At its core, Earn Your Leisure’s ultimate purpose is to build, as we climb as a community highlighting collaboration over competition.

Earn Your Leisure has three Top 100 podcasts under its umbrella, including “Earn Your Leisure”.

The Earn Your Leisure Show has amassed over fifty million downloads and is consistently ranked in the Top 20 Business Podcasts in the United States, peaking at #1 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Earn Your Leisure has over 2 million followers across social media, and 900,000 You Tube subscribers. EYL hosts live events across the globe, which includes the biggest financial literacy festival in the world “Invest Fest”. Over 14,000 attended Invest Fest 2022, with keynote speakers including Steve Harvey and Tyler Perry.

Earn Your Leisure also includes an online educational platform, “EYL University”. EYL University is an online interactive community that includes over 100+ archived webinars covering a range of business, finance, and entrepreneurial topics. EYL University has over 12,000 active members and is one of the fastest growing private business education communities in existence.

Rashad Bilal

CO-FOUNDER - EARN YOUR LEISURE

Rashad Bilal learned at a young age the importance of financial  literacy and realized that he wanted to translate his knowledge  into actions. After graduating from The University of Hawaii in  2007, Rashad became a financial advisor in 2008. 

In 2018, Rashad partnered with his lifelong friend Troy Millings to start an educational platform called Earn Your Leisure (EYL).

Earn Your Leisure is a revolutionary media platform which gives rise to emerging and established content creators from the world of business, finance, and entrepreneurship whose perspective, expertise and in-depth insight has been undervalued and overlooked.

Earn Your Leisure has three Top 100 podcasts under its umbrella, including “Earn Your Leisure”.
The Earn Your Leisure Show has amassed over fifty million downloads and is consistently ranked in the Top 20 Business Podcasts in the United States, peaking at #1 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Earn Your Leisure has over 2 million followers across social media, and 900,000 You Tube subscribers.

EYL hosts live events across the globe, which includes the biggest financial literacy festival in the world “Invest Fest”. Over 14,000 attended Invest Fest 2022, with keynote speakers including Steve Harvey and Tyler Perry.

Earn Your Leisure also includes an online educational platform, “EYL University”. EYL University is an online interactive community that includes over 200+ archived webinars covering a range of business, finance, and entrepreneurial topics. EYL University has over 12,000 active members and is one of the fastest growing private business education communities in existence.

Pinky Cole

ENTREPRENEUR, CEO AND FOUNDER - SLUTTY VEGAN

A trifecta of community, commerce and compassion, Pinky Cole is a serial entrepreneur, brand strategist and CEO/founder & visionary of Bar Vegan, Slutty Vegan – a nationally acclaimed, Atlanta-based burger joint offering creative takes on plant-based burgers with names like PLT, Fussy Hussy and One Night Stand – and The Pinky Cole Foundation – a charitable organization dedicated to empowering under-served populations with the resources to help break cycles of poverty. Born and raised in East Baltimore, Cole started her entrepreneurial journey early through creating business plans and side-hustles with friends and family members during high school. She moved to Atlanta to attend Clark Atlanta University, and while she quickly became enamored with the city, she decided to pursue acting in Los Angeles upon graduation and later worked as a successful television producer in New York City and Connecticut.

Recently Pinky made national headlines for raising 25 million in series A funding and the company has been valued at over 100 million. This year alone, Pinky has graced the cover of Essence Magazine and was featured in Business InsiderWashington PostPeople MagazineForbes, and dozens more media outlets as one of the world’s most prominent and outspoken celebrities in food and philanthropy. Pinky is opening new Slutty Vegan locations this year including the latest in Birmingham, Alabama & Brooklyn, New York with another 10 planned for 2023.

Pinky Cole has also taken her expertise to the literary world with her new book releasing on November 15th, 2022. With mouth-watering photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, Pinky’s first recipe book Eat Plants, B*tch celebrates her belief that it’s fun and accessible to cook and enjoy irresistible vegan comfort food. From Avocado Egg Rolls to her Black Pea Cauliflower Po’​Boy or Oyster Mushroom Parm and everything in between, it won’t be long before the world will also be declaring Pinky’s timeless mantra: Eat Plants, B*tch!

In conjunction with the release of the book, Pinky will be hosting the “Pinky Cole Experience Tour” which literally reinvents what a book tour can be and brings Pinky to meet fans across America. With her comes celebrity moderators, DJs, executive chefs, Slutty Vegan food trucks serving mouthwatering dishes from “Eat Plants, B*tch” and refreshing Stubborn Soda, an exclusive book signing, special surprise guests in each city, and more. 

She eventually made her first foray into the culinary world with her popular restaurant, Pinky’s Jamaican and American Restaurant, in New York, which tragically burned down. Pinky relocated to Atlanta and came up with Slutty Vegan during a late-night craving for mouthwatering vegan fast food in Atlanta. From there, she started cooking vegan burgers in a shared kitchen in August 2018, and the Slutty Vegan empire was born. The wildly popular, game-changing concept has not slowed down since opening. Known for its standard two-hour line to pick up made-to-order food, the company’s revenues grew to $4 million within the first six months of its grand opening. Today, customers can break free from kale and quinoa salads and enjoy Slutty Vegan from its “Big ‘Ol Slut” food truck in neighborhoods across Metro Atlanta and at brick-and-mortar locations, in Jonesboro, Duluth & Athens Georgia, Atlanta’s West End and Edgewood neighborhoods, Birmingham, Alabama, and Brooklyn, New York.

Defying the odds is in Pinky’s DNA. The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Cole learned the value of hard work, serving the community and giving back from her mother, who worked four jobs to support their family and her father. Although he was sentenced to Federal Prison the day she was born, Cole’s father provided business strategy guidance that’s instilled in her today from behind bars. One of his greatest lessons was to create your own opportunity.

Now a mother herself, Pinky does just that, pouring all her love, experience and talent into a recipe for success. While restaurants are closing, Slutty Vegan has opened two locations with socially distanced lines down the block. While record numbers of people are unemployed, Slutty Vegan is providing sustainable employment. Though, Cole’s impact does not stop there. In May 2019, Pinky established The Pinky Cole Foundation. In partnership with another philanthropist, she has paid rent for struggling local businesses, paid the tuition of 30 Clark Atlanta University students, purchased a car and life insurance for the family of Rayshard Brooks who was murdered by a police officer in spring 2020, and gifted LLCs to the Clark Atlanta University graduating class of 2022, encouraging them to go down the same entrepreneurship path that she has flourished along. Pinky also teamed up with Derrick Hayes of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks to spearhead the Square 1: The Liife Experience, a program with an initiative to provide life insurance policies by December 2023 to 25,000 Black men to support their health and generate generational wealth in the black community.

Pinky has been recognized by prestigious organizations all over the U.S., including being named to Restaurant Hospitality’s 2021 Power List, Forbes Next 1000, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business List, LA Wire Influential Women of 2020 and most recently, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 List and PETA’s 2021 Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities List.

To learn more about Pinky Cole, visit SluttyVeganATL.comThe Pinky Cole Foundation, and follow @pinky907 on Instagram.

Amy Purdy

ELITE ATHLETE, PARALYMPIAN, FOUNDER - ADAPTIVE ACTION SPORTS

BOUNCING FORWARD – Living Beyond Limits with Amy Purdy

Program Description/ Why This Session is Important:

We all face challenges and obstacles in pursuit of our personal and business dreams.  For most of us, those are day to day frustrations to which we often attribute far more weight than we should. 

For others, like Amy Purdy, those obstacles can include a life changing illness that nearly took her life and left her with a two prosthetics legs as an everyday reminder of her near-death experience. This not-to-be-missed session, in which this self-proclaimed ‘Fembot’ shares her remarkable story, weaves in the themes of creativity, clarity and commitment into an emotional rollercoaster of powerful storytelling that will take you from tears to cheers and redefine what it means to be inspired. In a world turned upside down by a virus, Amy Purdy shows you how to bounce back and live a life beyond limits.

In This Session You Will Learn:

· A simple question to ask yourself that may redefine the rest of your life.

· The two things your own personal obstacles can do.

· The difference between disabled and differently-abled.

Rachel Cargle

PUBLIC ACADEMIC, WRITER & LECTURER - THE GREAT UNLEARN

Rachel Cargle is an Akron, Ohio born writer, entrepreneur and philanthropic innovation. Her work and upcoming book with Penguin Random House, centers the reimagining of womanhood, solidarity and self and how we are in relationship with ourselves and one another. In 2018 she founded The Loveland Foundation, Inc., a non-profit offering free therapy to Black women and girls.  

Her umbrella company, The Loveland Group houses a collection of Rachel’s social ventures including The Great Unlearn, a self-paced, donation-based learning community, The Great Unlearn for Young Learners – an online learning space for young folks launching in 2022, and Elizabeth’s Bookshop & Writing Centre – an innovative literacy space designed to amplify, celebrate and honor the work of writers who are often excluded from traditional cultural, social and academic canons.

Rachel is a regular contributor to Cultured magazine, Atmos magazine and The Cut, and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar and The New Yorker. Rachel lives & loves in Brooklyn, New York.

Rachel Rodgers

BUSINESS COACH, CEO AND FOUNDER - HELLO SEVEN

Rachel Rodgers is the author of We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman’s Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth, and Gaining Economic Power, a Wall Street Journal bestseller with more than 1,000 5-star reviews.

She’s a Black woman, mother of four, entrepreneur, investor, and self-made millionaire.

Rachel’s mission is to teach historically excluded communities – including women, people of color, disabled people, and LGBTQIA+ folks – how to stop under earning, start making serious money, and build generational wealth.

Rachel shares her insights on money, wealth, business, investing, mindset, and success on platforms like Good Morning America, The Drew Barrymore Show, The New York Times, Business Insider, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and more.

She lives with her family on a 52-acre horse ranch that she bought with her own money.

She is currently working on her second book (which will be released by HarperCollins Leadership in 2023).

Teri Ijeoma

ENTREPRENEUR, INVESTOR, FOUNDER - INVEST WITH TERI

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to trade but thought it was too complex, you’re right; there are no overnight successes or magic wands!

Teri Ijeoma began her professional career working in education and non-profits. When she started trading stocks over a decade ago, she saw it as an opportunity to supplement her income so she could afford luxuries such as travel. She was so successful that in 2017 this side hustle turned into her full-time income, and she founded Trade and Travel.

With more than 10+ years invested in trading education, courses, workshops, having spent thousands of dollars, with a lot of trial and error, Teri developed expert strategies and proprietary intelligence that fast-tracks the learning journey and earning performance. These very same strategies enabled Teri to transition working in her own business while she traveled the world doing what she does best; trading, and sometimes in her pajamas.

Whether you dream of quitting the 9 -5 grind, owning your house, or exploring the world on your terms, TRADE AND TRAVEL is the ultimate course and supportive community you’ve been asking for. Praised by thousands of students with testimonials and an impressive list of media and press coverage, the results speak for themselves!

Danielle Leslie

Entreprenuer, Founder - Culture Add Labs

Danielle Leslie is a believer in infinite possibilities and the founder of Culture Add Labs. She guides companies and individuals to uncover their Culture Add and launch profitable products online. In 2016, she created Course From Scratch, an online program that helps people create and launch their profitable and poppin’ online courses. 

Danielle has since helped over 5,000 people launch their profitable online courses and earn millions in revenue. 

1 in 6 members have left their job as a result of implementing the Course from Scratch methodology! Course From Scratch Members thrive as a result of their unique Culture Add. 

Danielle is a powerhouse speaker and has graced the stages of Afrotech, Summit21, Black & Brown Founders, Teachable Summit, Udemy LIVE, and VentureFWD.  

She’s been an online marketer in Silicon Valley for almost 10 years and helped personal brands and influencers earn collectively millions of dollars by launching their online courses.

Susan Hyatt

MASTER CERTIFIED LIFE COACH

15 years ago when Susan quit her job as a real estate agent to become a life coach, her husband was worried that she wouldn’t make any money. Susan’s response? “Watch me.” One year later, she was earning $100k. A few years after that, she scaled her coaching practice to $1,000,000. She continues to rise and soar—and prove the doubters wrong.

Hala Taha

PODCAST HOST AND CEO OF YAP MEDIA

Hala Taha is the host of Young and Profiting Podcast, frequently ranked as a #1 Education podcast across all apps. Hala is also the CEO of YAP Media, a full-service social media and podcast marketing agency for top podcasters, celebrities and CEOs. She is well-known for her engaged following and influence on Linkedin, and she landed the January 2021 cover of Podcast Magazine.

Hala started her career in radio production while in college at HOT97 on “The Angie Martinez Show.” Later, she launched an entertainment news blog site, “The Sorority of Hip Hop,” where she led an all-female team of 50 bloggers. Together they ran the popular site, interviewed celebrities, produced radio shows, hosted parties/concerts, and nearly snagged a reality TV show on MTV!

When the blog site boom slowed down, Hala took a temporary exit from the entertainment industry to get an MBA. She has 7 years of corporate marketing experience at HP and Disney Streaming Services. She started Young and Profiting Podcast and YAP Media as a side hustle, and now has dozens high profile clients and over 60 employees. Hala is an expert on networking, personal branding, Linkedin marketing, side hustles, entrepreneurship and podcasting.

Dominique Broadway

PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT AND CEO - FINANCES DEMYSTIFIED

Dominique Broadway is a provocative, financial literacy trailblazer on a mission to make wealth attainable for anyone.
Her in-demand classes and accessible social media profiles have given Dominique a reputation as a personal finance expert who is engaging and makes complex financial topics, like investing, trendy and easy-to-understand.

As an award-winning personal finance expert, speaker and the founder of Finances Demystified, she has a strong passion for working with young professionals, entrepreneurs and people of all ages to bring their Dreams2Reality.

Her financial expertise comes from a lengthy history of studying, practicing and teaching personal finance. She began her career working at major, corporate brokerage firms such as UBS and Edelman, after earning her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in business and finance. Eventually, she walked away from clients investing $10 million+ and set out to spread investing knowledge typically reserved for Wall Street to anyone.

Robert Hartwell

HOST AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, TAKING BACK THE HOUSE, A NEW TELEVISION SHOW FROM THE OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK, HGTV, AND SCOTT BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT - BROADWAY COLLECTIVE

Robert is a CEO whose multi-million dollar performing arts education company hit the Inc 5000 List for rapid revenue growth. He’s currently filming season 1 of his own TV show. He believes that everyone has a story to tell—and once you start telling your story to the world, that is when your business explodes and huge doors open for you. If you want to tell stories that keep audiences on the edge of their seats, Robert will show you the way. 

Colin Bedell

AUTHOR, ASTROLOGER - COSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE

I’m a researcher, author, speaker and host on Astrology and other metaphysical topics. With a focus on the intersection of Western Astrology, personal development, and the relational sciences, my work attempts to integrate spiritual principles and intellectual concepts to the lived experiences of my readers.

Sandra Velasquez

CEO & FOUNDER OF NOPALERA

Sandra Velasquez is the Mexican-American founder of Nopalera, an iconic and culture forward Bath & Body brand that celebrates and elevates Latino culture.  Velasquez launched Nopalera in the middle of the pandemic from her Brooklyn apartment with no outside funding or savings while working as a CPG sales & distribution manager in New York City.  The brand attracted dream retailers like Nordstrom, Credo, Free People, and over 350 influential boutiques nationwide in its first full year and  has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, Telemundo, and over sixty national publications.  She is the winner of the Valde Latinx Entrepreneur Grant, the Clean Beauty Summer School Pitch Grant, a  finalist for the Black Ambition Prize, and won Latino Start-Up of the year at the L’attitude Match Up Conference. She raised 2.7 Million in her seed round in preparation for partnering with a national beauty retailer.  Velasquez hosts The Nopalera Podcast which chronicles her journey of building her brand in real time while sharing the stories of others in her community. In her spare time, she mentors other Latina founders.

Shawn Anthony

Celebnrity Podcaster and Talent Manager - SCHOOL'S OVER, NOW WHAT?

Shawn Anthony at a young age knew what it took to stand out from the crowd. At the age of 14 he became a serial entrepreneur by collaborating with others to host his own events bringing people together by the thousands. He always found himself in situations where he collaborated with peers to help them reach a goal or serve a cause. Later in life Shawn’s ability to collaborate and facilitate was identified by corporate leaders who elevated him to various leadership positions where he was promoted 6 times in 4 years.

As the host of School’s Over….Now What? The Podcast and as the lead mentor at The Now What Academy, Shawn now serves students and professionals across the world who are stuck in their situations. He uses his gift to bring together industry leaders who share their stories and wisdom. His mission is to help others identify their gifts, create roadmaps to success, and offer practical advice and motivation to complete the journey.

ShantaQuilette Develle Carter-Williams

FOUNDER OF GIRL B NATURAL

When a person discovers their purpose and true meaning in life, particularly one that entails dealing directly with people and imparting positive change, they become an unstoppable force that is continually motivated by others.

ShantaQuilette is one such person whose multifacetedness only serves to further distinguish her as the highly accomplished, energetic, and ambitious individual that she is. With her heart set on seeing women thrive through all stages of their lives by helping them break any and all self-limiting beliefs as well as defying the odds stacked against them, she endeavors to help them begin their transformational journeys through a holistic approach.

Passion and innovation are what drives ShantaQuilette towards finding creative solutions to prevailing issues affecting women thus accounting for the various businesses and organizations she had founded to propagate her mission including Girl B Natural, Style Follows Her, The Pink Peppermint Project , and her Comedic Brand HeyShantaQ, among others. As she keeps her eye on the goal which is to facilitate a community of empowered women living to their fullest potentials in all aspects of their lives, she continually uses her voice to advocate for women health care, raise awareness on health threats such as cancer, and to celebrate women and their fight. She also doesn’t shy away from using her experience as a heart attack and stroke survivor to spark a conversation regarding health and wellness. 

ShantaQuilette is also determined to revolutionize the way society views work and family, and uses her platforms to show that higher education, motherhood, and career are mutually exclusive. This unique combination, coupled with her results-driven work ethic, has earned her numerous awards such as 2019 CEO Mom Dallas Power 15 Honoree, 2019 Mona’s Heart Servant Heart Award, and Her Headquarters Winner Pitch Contest. ShantaQuilette has also been featured in various print publications like Glambitious Magazine, North Texas Gazette, The Branding Babe Podcast, and Cancer Well Magazine as well as in broadcasts such as CBS 2019, Fox 2019, ABC 8 with Cleo 2020, The Morning Rush with Claudia and Rudy (Smooth 105.7) to name a few.

ShantaQuilette is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Dallas Metropolitan Chapter, the National Association of Black MBA, Chapter 46 NTEU Steward, and NASE. ShantaQuilette is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Dallas Metropolitan Chapter, the National Association of Black MBA, Chapter 46 NTEU Steward, and NASE. 

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Gene Mcintyre

HR DIRECTOR AND JEDI - HELLO SEVEN

Gene (pronounced Jenny) McIntyre is a Human Capital & Organizational & Talent Development Professional; a certified emotional intelligence coach; a personality,  working style & related assessments administrator and life coach (to include but not limited to MBTI, Disc, eq-i 2.0 & 360 and Kolbe);  a professional team builder, an proven life coach and a Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion champion.

Gene holds two bachelors’ in business and liberal arts, respectively; a Juris Doctorate with emphasis in Law & Political Sciences; master studies in senior leadership and a variety of certifications in professional, executive & life coaching, emotional intelligence and personality/type assessments and inventories. She joined Hello Seven as the Director of Human Capital Management with emphasis in Talent & Organizational Development & Engagement and Justice, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) for Hello Seven, actively involved in supporting any people and organizational initiatives that focus of advancing the mission of helping the historically-disenfranchised to achieve business success. During the past four months, Gene has also been operating as Hello Seven’s COO.

Gene McIntyre is also a passionate Christian, mother, wife, pastor, speaker, human capital professional and wellness and fitness enthusiast. She is crazy about life and people. She is fun and loud. Molded by childhood trauma and abuse, she has also battled the emotional health challenges attached to this upbringing and has devoted most of her adult life to support the increased understanding and development of emotional intelligence, as well as awareness, coping and life skills of youth, adults and families throughout Latin American and the United States; as both, private individuals and members of businesses and non-profit organizations. Gene has also served as a chairperson, facilitated support groups and taught a variety of classes for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for the Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida. Through NAMI, her congregations and related venues, she is committed to work to end the stigma associated with mental illness and to advocate, support, and educate our community on mental illness, challenges, management and support systems

Troy Millings

EARN YOUR LEISURE CO-FOUNDER

Troy Millings was born in the home of Hip Hop, the South Bronx. From an  early age, music influenced his education. His keen memory and ability to  memorize lyrics translated into memorizing historical facts, equations, and  literature. Those two passions would later mold the educator he is today. 

He taught for 16 years, beginning his teaching career in NYC Dept. of  Education to most recently the CSD of New Rochelle. 

In the midst of teaching, Troy led Operations Crossroads as Program Director, a summer youth program designed for students at the secondary level of education. The purpose of the program is to introduce students to financial literacy through culturally responsive education while providing them with opportunities to gain work experience through summer internships in career fields of their choice. 

Realizing there was a need to expand financial literacy education outside of the traditional classroom setting, Troy and life-long friend Rashad Bilal came together to start an educational platform called Earn Your Leisure. Today, Earn Your Leisure has grown into one of the top business platforms in the world with its own podcast network,  a top business podcast under its own network, and an online educational platform. 

Earn Your Leisure is a revolutionary media platform which gives rise to emerging and established content creators from the world of business, finance, and entrepreneurship whose perspective, expertise and in-depth insight has been undervalued and overlooked. At its core, Earn Your Leisure’s ultimate purpose is to build, as we climb as a community highlighting collaboration over competition. 

Earn Your Leisure has three Top 100 podcasts under its umbrella, including “Earn Your Leisure”. 

The Earn Your Leisure Show has amassed over fifty million downloads and is consistently ranked in the Top 20 Business Podcasts in the United States, peaking at #1 on the Apple Podcast charts. 

Earn Your Leisure has over 2 million followers across social media, and 900,000 You Tube subscribers. EYL hosts live events across the globe, which includes the biggest financial literacy festival in the world “Invest Fest”. Over 14,000 attended Invest Fest 2022, with keynote speakers including Steve Harvey and Tyler Perry. 

Earn Your Leisure also includes an online educational platform, “EYL University”. EYL University is an online interactive community that includes over 100+ archived webinars covering a range of business, finance, and entrepreneurial topics. EYL University has over 12,000 active members and is one of the fastest growing private business education communities in existence.

Rashad Bilal

EARN YOUR LEISURE CO-FOUNDER

Rashad Bilal learned at a young age the importance of financial  literacy and realized that he wanted to translate his knowledge  into actions. After graduating from The University of Hawaii in  2007, Rashad became a financial advisor in 2008. 

In 2018, Rashad partnered with his lifelong friend Troy Millings to start an educational platform called Earn Your Leisure (EYL).

Earn Your Leisure is a revolutionary media platform which gives rise to emerging and established content creators from the world of business, finance, and entrepreneurship whose perspective, expertise and in-depth insight has been undervalued and overlooked.

Earn Your Leisure has three Top 100 podcasts under its umbrella, including “Earn Your Leisure”.

The Earn Your Leisure Show has amassed over fifty million downloads and is consistently ranked in  the Top 20 Business Podcasts in the United States, peaking at #1 on the Apple Podcast charts.

Earn Your Leisure has over 2 million followers across social media, and 900,000 You Tube subscribers.

EYL hosts live events across the globe, which includes the biggest financial literacy festival in the world “Invest Fest”. Over 14,000 attended Invest Fest 2022, with keynote speakers including Steve Harvey and Tyler Perry.

Earn Your Leisure also includes an online educational platform, “EYL University”. EYL University is an online interactive community that includes over 200+ archived webinars covering a range of business, finance, and entrepreneurial topics. EYL University has over 12,000 active members and is one of the fastest growing private business education communities in existence.

Sonya Renee Taylor

author, poet, spoken word artist, speaker, humanitarian and social justice activist, educator, and founder - The Body is Not An Apology movement

Sonya Renee Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, world-renowned activist and thought leader on racial justice and transformational change, international award winning poet, and founder of The Body Is Not an Apology (TBINAA), a global digital media and education company exploring the intersections of identity, healing, and social justice through the framework of radical self-love.

Sonya is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love (1st and 2nd editions), Your Body Is Not an Apology Workbook, Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!), poetry collection A Little Truth on Your Shirt, The Book of Radical Answers (That I Know You Already Know) (Dial Press 2022), and co-editor with Cat Pausé of The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors over the past two decades, from her National Individual Poetry Slam Championship award in 2004 to her 2016 invitation by the Obama administration to participate in the White House Forum on LGBT and Disability Issues. More recently, she served as an inaugural Edmund Hillary Fellow in Aotearoa (New Zealand) from 2017-2020.

Sonya resides in Aotearoa / New Zealand and continues to share her insights globally as a highly sought-after international speaker, artist and educator on issues of radical self-love, social justice, and personal and global transformation.

Pam Prior

ENTREPRENEUR, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, PODCAST HOST, FINANCIAL EXECUTIVE, CPA, SPEAKER, VIRTUAL CFO, AND FINANCIAL COACH - PRIORITIES GROUP INC.

Pam Prior is a Virtual CFO and Financial Coach to Entrepreneurs; a sought-after Speaker, bestselling Author, and the entertaining Host of both the Cash Flow and the Know Your Map podcasts.

The dynamic opposite of every accountant you’ve ever imagined, Pam is the creator of the ProfitConcierge™ financial blueprint for entrepreneurs.

With 20 years of executive (CFO) experience working with today’s influencers, 7-figure bootstrapped entrepreneurs, private-equity start-ups, and Fortune 50 companies, she delivers clear and sensible financial information and decision making to the 21st Century Entrepreneur.

Pam is laser-focused on changing finance and accounting from a terrifying nightmare to a peaceful, easy-to-understand asset for her clients and audiences. She has been described as everything from a “CFO Quarterback” to a “Financial Fairy Godmother”, to a “Finance Friend in the Foxhole”.

Pam is so confident in her clients’ potential and so grounded in her own expertise, that she delivers much-needed financial adrenaline and clarity directly into the hearts and mindsets of everyone she meets with a servant’s heart and an unstoppable energy and wit.

Clear away the blurriness in your finances, so you can focus on your goals with full peace of mind… and a full night’s sleep!

Dre Brown

EMCEE

Driven to infuse each creative encounter with joy-inducing laughter, (em)powerhouse Dre Brown seeks to offer both something for the eye and for the soul. Southern-born with big city savvy, this free spirit sees her approach to beauty as a vehicle through which she cultivates delight and
empowerment in those she reaches.

Self-taught, Dre has honed her skills as a professional makeup artist over the past 15 years — freelancing for television, film, fashion, beauty, and entertainment clientele including ELLE Decór, FOOD NETWORK, Interscope Records, Elle.com, Comedy Central, Refinery29, COSMOPOLITAN, COMPLEX, SEVENTEEN, VH1, HBO, E!, ESSENCE Magazine, OXYGEN, Black Enterprise, Bustle.com, Unilever, House Beautiful Magazine, SEPHORA, CRWN Magazine, Bloomberg News, RCA Records, Macy’s, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and celebrity talent including Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, recording artists K.Michelle, Jason Derulo, Jidenna, and Tinashe, model/actor Tyson Beckford, actresses Dominique Fishback, Zoe Bell, Sufe Bradshaw, and Tatyana Ali, NBA athlete Kevin Durant, rap legend MC Lyte, actors Marcus Scribner and Omari Hardwick, and activist Tarana Burke.

Also a gifted writer, content creator, and facilitator, Dre’s beauty industry footprint has extended beyond artistry via her editorial contributions on Beautylish.com, JetMag.com, and MadameNoire.com, motivational insights and illustrations within The Ultimate Empowerment

Activity Workbook for Her, and via her work as an ambassador, curriculum consultant, and educator for the DoveR Self-Esteem Project (DSEP), through which she helps empower women of all ages. Dre most recently collaborated in creating and accrediting the DSEP “My Hair, My

CROWN” workshop curriculum, designed to support hair confidence within (and allyship in support of) Black and Brown young people with natural textured hair and culturally representative protective styles.

In addition to promoting healthy self-esteem since 2014 on behalf of DoveR, Dre has expanded her role with the brand, its partners, and beyond as an inspirational voice in the beauty & lifestyle industries — sharing her unique insights and talents via an editorial highlight in Black Enterprise Magazine, guest features on several popular women’s empowerment podcasts, and host/facilitator roles across the U.S. in partnership with The United Nations, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girl Scouts, Summit21, Essence Festival, She Leads, Mom 2.0, The MastHERclass, The Compass Retreat, The Rooted Collaborative’s Rooted Retreat, and Unilever Beauty & Personal Care.

Dre has shared stages in motivating audiences and driving issue-based transformative dialogues with thought leaders including award-winning television creator Shonda Rhimes, recording artists Kelly Rowland, SZA, and Lizzo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, actor and vegan food phenom Tabitha Brown, many others.

When not working on set or speaking, Dre pays forward her appreciation for the arts and passion for youth empowerment as a member of the Board of Directors for The Dorill Initiative, a non-profit organization founded to uplift overlooked and underestimated young people in New York City and beyond via artistic & creative expression, academic enrichment, and civic & community engagement.

Myron Golden

LEADING EXPERT ON SALES, MARKETING, AND REVENUE GROWTH - Myron Golden

Myron refuses to let excuses get in the way. He finds a way to succeed no matter what—and will inspire you to do the same. As a child, he contracted polio and has used a metal brace to walk his entire life. Nonetheless, he became a black belt in martial arts, record label owner, and millionaire. He teaches business optimization strategies to help clients grow to 7 and 8 figures.

Liz Watson

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - HELLO SEVEN

After 20 years In corporate project management, Liz combined her expertise and interest in sustainability to serve small businesses that care about people, planet, and profit. Strategic operations planning, project management, and metrics development and insights are only a few of the skills Liz brings to the table—her goal Is to make an impact by making others make an impact.